If this all works out the way I hope, it will not only mean that Arsenal have added another top class striker to our already strong and talented squad, but it will give the Arsenal fans another stick to beat our north London rivals Tottenham, not that we really need any more ammunition against the poor little spuds.
But if the news about Gareth Bale in The Guardian means that the Real Madrid boss Rafael Benitez starts to prefer the Welshman in the central striking role, it could well mean that Karim Benzema decides to call time on his career in Spain´s La Liga, thereby opening the door for Arsene Wenger to swoop and seal the transfer of his fellow countryman to the Premier League.
Benitez played Bale in that central role last night against his former club and after scoring the second goal in their win, the Madrid star talked about his role and pleaded with his new manager to play him there all the time in order to get the best from him.
Bale said, “It’s my best position. When I played for Tottenham, I felt I played my best football there and when I play for Wales, I play there and play my best football. For me, that’s my position and it’s where I want to play.
“I’m able to go out to the left and the right, and it’s what I was doing at Tottenham and what I do for Wales. It’s great to have the support of the manager and the president [Florentino Perez] and, hopefully, I can repay them with some goals and trophies.”
Does this mean that the Gunners´chances of signing the France international centre forward has just taken a big turn for the better? And all thanks to one of the favourite sons of our bitter rivals…